A former United great is convinced that Frenkie De Jong would not have hesitated to join the Red Devils if Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.
Manchester United is currently finding it increasingly difficult to attract the best players on the circuit. The Frenkie De Jong case is the perfect example. The Dutchman had the opportunity this summer to take charge of Old Trafford, but he declined the offer. And today, it is Chelsea who are in the process of signing him, while MU will have to settle for a second knife at his post.
Manchester United less and less attractive
The Red Devils’ inability to get the reinforcements they are targeting is starting to irritate many. The supporters are reassembled, but also the elders of the club. Paul Ince, who is now in charge of Reading, finds the situation particularly distressing. “The Frenkie De Jong saga was a real circus, he told Safe Betting Sites UK. If Man United want a player, they go bang, bang, bang and he’s there within two days doing his medical. The fact that initially he (De Jong) wanted to stay at Barcelona, I can understand that (…) But, at the time, Frenkie De Jong would have gone to Manchester United without a doubt. If Fergie were United manager, he would be there already. This shows that the club, as big as it is in the world and financially, can no longer attract big names. »
Ince then went on to say that United badly need the new blood in the midfield. For him, the players that Erik Ten Hag has at his disposal are not cut out for the targeted objectives. “Looking at the midfield on Sunday (in the game against Brighton), I think they definitely need at least one or two players. I said last season that they needed at least two powerful midfielders. I had the chance, when I went to Manchester United when I was very young, to play alongside Bryan Robson. He made me a better player. I think McTominay needs someone like that, maybe one or two, just to give him some support.” Mancunian fans will certainly not say otherwise.